Population growth has transformed Cayman's economy and environment

Cayman's rapid growth has had a staggering impact on the island over the past 60 years.

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Report highlights dramatic increase in fuel consumption in Arctic shipping

Fuel consumption by ships plying Arctic waters grew by 82 per cent in recent years, according to a new report by the Arctic Council's Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group.


Climate change activists host vigils for long-term solutions

Classic rock 'n' roll lyrics and "go vote" chants fill intersections across Phoenix as a band of activists take to street corners on weekends to advocate for the election of government officials who support climate change solutions.


Inside Gen Z’s fight for climate change action

A generation that grew up witnessing a world with a rapidly changing climate is coming of age. Now, young climate activists are bringing a sense of urgency to mobilizing social and political movements across the nation. They say we're running out of time.


Company in NJ uses unregulated substitute for PFNA

Solvay has been using an unregulated replacement for a toxic chemical, but denied responsible for polluting water, air and soil with a related chemical the company had been using.


Environmental groups sue DHS over use of tear gas at Portland protests

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday for using tear gas at the protests in Portland, Ore.

Ecuador Indigenous accuse state of crimes against humanity

Ecuador's Indigenous movement has declared this month "Rebel October" to commemorate the violent 11-day anti-austerity protests last year that saw 11 people killed, 63 severely injured, and more than 1,300 protesters arrested.


How should the media talk about climate change?

Genevieve Guenther, a former Renaissance scholar, studies how we discuss global warming—and how we don’t.

Celebrity endorsement of environmental causes: Does it work?

Famous people are often lauded for using their public image to raise awareness of environmental issues and causes. But do these campaigns make any difference?

Fighting climate change, one building at a time

When Donnel Baird was in his twenties, he had twin passions, and he didn't want to choose between them. "I vowed that I was going to try to combine my passion for Black civil rights with trying to do something about climate change," he says.


'We don't have any choice': The young activists naming and shaming US politicians

As the election nears, young Americans are calling on US politicians to take action on climate, police brutality and immigration.


The Russian environmental activist aiming to plant a billion trees by 2030

Russia is home to world's largest forest area but logging and climate change are causing woodland to disappear at a rapid pace. Activist Marianna Muntianu is fighting back by with trees and mobile technology.

A controversial natural gas compressor, explained

From concerns about safety and environmental justice, to fracking's role in climate change, here's what you need to know about the Weymouth compressor station.

Activists board supertrawler in protest against against damaging fishing

An international supertrawler fishing in a protected area of the sea off Scotland’s east coast has been forced to move on after environmental activists boarded the vessel in a protest against damaging fishing activities.

Sunrise Movement in Chattanooga aims to stop climate change

The Sunrise Movement, a national push among young people aiming to stop climate change, is quickly gaining popularity across the country and now has a hub in Chattanooga.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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